December 11, 2011

Whoppers

Greetings, All! I skipped the malls this weekend and stayed home to stitch. It's been ages since I've been able to do that for a full day, much less two. I'm thinking ahead to January, which for me will be a blend of old and new projects. I'm making my list (and checking it twice). Of course, I got so enthused about starting something new that I had to dig in, so here it is. Mystery project (unveiled in January), stitched on Maritime White Lakeside in 40 count, using AVAS from my stash. This is an old, old chart, which is still available. I call this pre-stitching, by the way. It's a monstrously large project too. I have several whopper projects scheduled for the New Year.


Next up is my old friend Sarah Hatton McPhail. She's coming along, but there's lots of stitching to be done yet, and she's pretty densely packed with stitches. I don't think that I'm going to be able to make the framing deadline (January 6) for entry of this project in the Woodlawn show. On the other hand, my contract job ends on December 23, so I have a couple of weeks to devote to it full-time, but given my interest in new starts and old re-starts, I doubt I'll make it. I'll be spending some time on Cape Cod in January with my dad, and I'm hoping to do some good beach-walking, trying new-to-me beaches in Chatham, Truro, Provincetown and Yarmouth. I love winter beaches, and I hope to be able to capture the charm of them to post alongside my stitching photos.


And what's Christmas without a little Christmas project? Here we have Cinnamon Stick Santa XXIII by Homespun Elegance, "Such Delight." I'm stitching it on a 32 count mystery linen from my stash using the called for DMC, GAST and Wisper fibers.


The Wisper is a lot of fun (it's the fuzzy brown strip to the right of Santa's shoes).


And speaking of fuzzy:


Happy week ahead!

21 comments:

mainely stitching said...

You are ambitious! I'm so glad you had some serious stitching time - and it's clear you used it well!

Margaret said...

lol! Love the pic of the buns! Hysterical! Your Sarah is looking so gorgeous! As is that mystery project. What is it called? Just the mystery project?? You've got me curious. lol! Love that rose in your header pic as well. So beautiful! I'm glad you'll be able to spend time with your dad. Hope the weather is good!

Minnie said...

Glad you got in a couple of days to just sit and stitch, you didn't miss anything in the mall.

divakitty said...

BUNNEH BUMS!

Laurie in Iowa said...

LOL... Love the pic of bunny butt. Glad you got to enjoy a full weekend of stitching. Sarah looks fabulous and you have me scratching my head trying to figure out what your new/old design start is... I'll have to be patient until the big reveal.

marly said...

Glad you took some time for yourself to sit and stitch. Your stitching is wonderful as always, but sorry, that back end stole the post!

Mouse said...

cooooo fingers crossed you get the stitching done on time :) and how can a mystery project be an old old chart ??? feeling very nosy this morning here at the mouse house ..lol
ooo enjoy your visit and can't wait to see your photos too :) love mouse xxxx

Siobhan said...

I keep going back and looking at the mystery project--I wonder what it is! I can't wait for the big reveal. :) Your Sarah looks great, and I love the start on your Homespun piece. I love their Christmas designs.

Giovanna said...

So curious about the mystery project - looks very pretty!

Nancy said...

Beautiful projects Glenna, and I love the look of the mystery project. Can't wait to see what it is!

Some of our cats lay with their back legs out just like your bunny does!

Cari said...

Oh how I love your stitching. You have such awesome selections and your stitching is simply over the top. You are such an enabler. Love the buns...I guess they are bunny buns!! LOL Darling pic!! Enjoy the time with your Dad...I know you will.

Michelle said...

Sarah is looking magnificent! And I'm loving the new start - can't wait to see more. Enjoy your time with your dad, and I am looking forward to your photos.

Daffycat said...

Your new start has lovely colors, Glenna! And SHM looks great as well. The Christmas project is a CUTIE! I love it!

BUNNY BUMS! That's the cutest fuzzy thing I've seen all day ~ thanks!

Catherine said...

Lovely stitches as always Glenna!!! Oh my, that picture of the bunnies just cracks me up!

Rabbits' Guy said...

... and fishing! Just use about what the regulars use, stand right in there, and they'll probably all pitch in and make you a local pro in no time!!!

Chico says "Yea Elvis for the dirty feeties - I like them too! Clean feet bottoms are for prissy bunns."

Katrina said...

Pretty projects!!!! Love the bunny buns too, LOL. It's so nice to see a stitchy post from you. Big hugs.

Mindi said...

Sarah definitely has a lot of dense stitching on her, and I'm really curious what your new start it. The Cinnamon Stick Santa piece is really cute. I've looked at that chart a few times myself, but its never managed to make it home into my stash.

Natalia said...

You have some great projects going, Glenna !! I absolutely love Sarah...

Pat Matejcek said...

You love to take on big projects. Look at those cute bunny butts. I miss my boy~~can't get myself to get another..Happy Holidays...

Karen M said...

Those legs, that tail, *sigh*. Gotta love Elvis!

Karen M said...

Oh, and Peaches, too!. Love 'em both.